Behavioral Health

Bridge to Recovery Mental Health Clinic

Bridging Access to Care operates an Office of Mental Health (OMH) Licensed Outpatient Clinic offering comprehensive services to clients who have a range of mental health problems. The program’s objective is to improve health outcomes through symptom management/stabilization.

The licensed outpatient clinic offers a number of mental health services including:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric and psychosocial evaluations: The program offers diagnostic services which can help identify client treatment needs.
  • On-going individual and group psychotherapy: The clinical staff is comprised of licensed social workers who provide ongoing psychotherapies which are driven by the client’s presenting problems. The staff use evidence-based assessment and treatment tools –Groups are held in English and Spanish
  • Medication management: A psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment and medication monitoring for clients whose symptoms require medication.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call: 347-505-5120
Location: 260 Broadway, 4th Floor (corner of Haveymeyer), in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn NY
Clinic Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 8pm; Friday 9am-5pm; and Sat 10am-3pm
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Medicaid/Medicare and most other insurances accepted.

BRIDGING ACCESS TO CARE’S Behavioral Health Department operates a Bridge to Recovery, an Office of Mental Health (OMH) Article 31 Licensed Outpatient Clinic and First Steps, an Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) licensed outpatient treatment program.

Bridge to Recovery Mental Health Clinic offers comprehensive services in both English and Spanish. Psychosocial evaluations, on-going Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Health Monitoring & Medication management. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 347-505-5120. Clinic hours: Monday-Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm; Medicaid/Medicare
and most other insurances accepted.

The First Steps program offers an integrated person-centered substance abuse treatment model with a psychodynamic rehabilitation approach that provides comprehensive assessment, engagement, education, and counseling services during daytime, evening and Saturday hours. For more information or to schedule an appointment call: 347-505-5119. Clinic hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm; Medicaid/Medicare and most other insurances accepted. Contact: Paul Ney, LCSW-R, Director of Behavioral Health, Bridging Access to Care, 347-505-5182.

Wellness Together

BAC received funding from Substance Abuse Mental health Services Administration to integrate/co-locate HIV Primary care in a behavioral health clinics.

The Wellness Together Program offers co-located care for individuals receiving behavioral health and primary care services. The goal of this program is to increase the access of integrated care and improve the health status of program participants. Primary Care is provided by Interfaith Medical Center through a partnership agreement. Individuals are assigned a Medical Care Case Manager who acts as a liaison between medical providers and behavioral health staff members to ensure that individuals are meeting their goals as they progress though the program. Recovery services in the form of ongoing case management and groups are offered to all participants. Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing are provided on site to any interested client.

Contingency Management is used within this program. As an individual works through the program, they are given $10 gift cards. This technique increases client engagement and retention in the services. To make a referral please call (347)-505-5184.

Home & Community Based Services

Home and community-based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community. These programs serve a variety of targeted populations groups, such as people with mental illnesses, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities. A full description is available at this link

Below is an excerpt describing the services BAC was approved to provide. For more information please contact the Director of Behavioral Health, Eileen Sunshine 347-505-5182

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR): PSR services are designed to assist the individual with compensating for or eliminating functional deficits and interpersonal and/or environmental barriers associated with their behavioral health condition (i.e., SUD and/or mental health). Activities included must be intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the individual’s Recovery Plan. The intent of PSR is to restore the individual’s functional level to the fullest possible (i.e., enhancing SUD resilience factors) and as necessary for integration of the individual as an active and productive member of his or her family, community, and/or culture with the least amount of ongoing professional intervention.

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST): CPST includes time-limited goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions intended to achieve identified person-centered goals or objectives as set forth in the individual’s Plan of Care and CPST Individual Recovery Plan. The following activities under CPST are designed to help persons with serious mental illness to achieve stability and functional improvement in the following areas: daily living, finances, housing, education, employment, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships and community integration. CPST is designed to provide mobile treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals who have difficulty engaging in site- based programs who can benefit from off-site rehabilitation or who have not been previously engaged in services, including those who had only partially benefited from traditional treatment or might benefit from more active involvement of their family of choice in their treatment.

Habilitation/Residential Support Services: Habilitation services are typically provided on a 1:1 basis and are designed to assist participants with a behavioral health diagnosis (i.e. SUD or mental health) in acquiring, retaining and improving skills such as communication, self-help, domestic, self-care, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, personal adjustment, relationship development, use of community resources and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. These services assist participants with developing skills necessary for community living and, if applicable, to continue the process of recovery from an SUD disorder. Services include things such as: instruction in accessing transportation, shopping and performing other necessary activities of community and civic life including self-advocacy, locating housing, working with landlords and roommates and budgeting. Services are designed to enable the participant to integrate full into the community and endure recovery, health, welfare, safety and maximum independence of the participant.

Empowerment Services – Peer Supports: Peer Support services are peer-delivered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. They are designed to promote skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of recovery-oriented principles (e.g. hope and self-efficacy, and community living skills). Peer support uses trauma-informed, nonclinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from SUD and Mental health issues. Activities included must be intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the participants individualized recovery plan, which delineates specific goals that are flexibly tailored to the participant and attempt to utilize community and natural supports. The intent of these activities is to assist recipients in initiating recovery, maintaining recovery, sustaining recovery and enhancing the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery. The structured, scheduled activities provided by this service emphasize the opportunity for peers to support each other in the restoration and expansion of the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in recovery. Persons providing these services will do so through the paradigm of the shared personal experience of recovery.

TCE “Step Together” Program: This SAMHSA grant targets minority adult men who have sex with men. The program also offers HIV/Hep testing despite desire to be a part of the program.